It can be very difficult to find ways to keep your dog happy and healthy when you’re at home with them. However, don’t get cabin fever quite yet. We’re giving our list of easy ways to exercise your dog(s) while focusing on the overall increased enrichment of your pet(s) and the development of your relationship. Let’s have fun!
#1: Find it
Who doesn’t love a treasure hunt?! Teach your dog to use his nose and play “Find It”. You will have as much fun hiding the treats as they will at finding them. Start slow and easy so that your dog understands the game. Toss a treat on the floor, not too far from you, and say “Find It”. Repeat the process a few times so your dog understands the game. Once your dog is onto the game of Find It you can make it more challenging by hiding the treats in various locations.
#2: Play Hide N’ Seek
Playing hide n’ seek is an easy way to get the whole family moving and involved in the fun. All you need to do is take turns hiding throughout the house and call out to your dog. Once found, the person hidden can reward them with a treat.
#3: Go ‘Fetch’
With the right amount of space, turn your home into the perfect place for the ultimate game of Fetch. All you need is a good halfway or large room (beware of delicate furniture and decorations) and there you have it! Keep it going for a while and soon enough you’ll have one tired pup!
#4: Create An Indoor Obstacle Course
An excellent way for your dog to get exercise is to create an indoor obstacle course throughout your home. It can be as simple as lying out pillows for them to jump over or even creating a tunnel for them to run through. We recommend having treats on hand to keep them motivated to continue the course.
#5: Trick Training
Take advantage of the ample amount of time with your pet and work on good behavior and communication. If you’re looking for extra help, we offer online trick training courses so that you don’t have to do it all yourself.
Maintaining your pet’s overall wellness and health is important, and we understand how difficult it can be to juggle working from home and your furry friends. Schedule a Doggie Day Camp appointment so that we can help.